Ps.31:2 “Rescue me quickly when I cry out to you. At the sound of my prayer may your ear be turned to me. Be my strong shelter and hiding place on high. Pull me into victory and breakthrough.” (TPT)
When we fast what happens? When We Fast, Cleansing Happens – Spirit, Soul, And Body. When We Fast, Our Appetite For God Increases. When We Fast, Sensitivity To God’s Voice Increases. When We Fast, We Experience Fulfilment In Our Spirit, Soul, And Body. When We Fast, Creativity Spikes and Protection Is Secured. Our protection is secured because Ps.91:1-4 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come near you in Jesus Mighty Name [Ps.91:7]. He will shield you from the arrows that fly by day. Do you know that there are arrows that fly by day? There are but God will hide us. When you fast, you tuck all that concerns you into God’s protection. I want to encourage you to read the entire Psalm 91 in different versions.
When We Fast, Breakthroughs Happen. The breakthrough might be in the realm of the spirit. Perhaps you have been on a certain level for so long, but when you fast, you break through to a higher level spiritually. It could be in your mind, and it could be the level of the soul. We know that mental health issues are real and sometimes therapy is needed, and we support that. However, some things break when you use and stand on the authority of God’s Word, even on the soul level. A Pastor’s wife heard about what we are doing with mental health in God’s Favourite House, and she was really excited. She said she wished that all churches would give more attention to mental health. She shared how she went through depression and as a Pastor’s wife there was no one to talk to. She could not even tell her husband that she was depressed. She said it went on for over three months and it was a dark place. She said, but one day, it must have been the Holy Spirit, the depression was coming over her like a cloud again. So, she spoke to it in Yoruba and said, ‘In the Name of Jesus – get out now, I am not doing this again!’ She said that was the last time it ever happened.
Does that negate therapy? Not at all, some people need to go to therapy because they do not know how to do what that lady did. But the beauty of this is, when we fast, we break through barriers even in our minds and break through the things that have tried to keep us down. We break through even physically – in our health, in our bodies, and even in our finances. Truth be told, you need to give to increase, that is how it works. But guess what? When you fast and pray, it gives fuel to your seeds, to your sacrifice and it becomes explosive.
Prayer: Father, at the sound of my prayer, may Your ear be turned to me. Be my strong shelter and hiding place on high. Pull me into victory and breakthrough, in Jesus Name. Amen!
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